Group executive committee


In March 2013, Ben Kruger and Sim Tshabalala were appointed as joint chief executives.

  • Ben Kruger
    Ben Kruger
    BCom (Hons) (Pretoria),
    CA (SA), AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group 1985,
    appointed to exco 2000

    Ben is the incoming joint group chief executive of SBG, and an executive director of SBG and SBSA. He is chairman of Standard Bank Plc, and a director of Stanbic IBTC Bank and Stanbic Africa Holdings. Ben joined the group in 1985 taking up various roles in SCMB. In 1998, he was appointed deputy chief executive of SCMB and chief executive of SCMB in 2001. From 2006 to 2008, he held the position of chief executive of global CIB and assumed the position of deputy group chief executive of SBG in 2009. In 2011, in his capacity as deputy group chief executive, Ben assumed responsibility for both the CIB and PBB business lines.

  • Sim Tshabalala
    Sim Tshabalala
    BA LLB (Rhodes), LLM (University of Notre Dame USA), HDip Tax (Wits),
    AMP (Harvard)

    Joined the group 2000,
    appointed to exco 2001

    Sim is the incoming joint group chief executive of SBG, current chief executive of SBSA, an executive director of SBG and SBSA, a director of Tutuwa Community Holdings and the chairman of BASA. Sim joined the group in 2000 in the project finance division of SCMB. From 2001 to 2006 he was managing director of Stanbic Africa, and from 2003 he served concurrently as deputy chief executive of PBB. He was appointed chief executive of PBB in 2006. In June 2008, he became chief executive of SBSA. In 2009, Sim was appointed deputy chief executive of SBG. Sim is a member of the group social and ethics committee, SBSA large exposure credit committee and the group model approval committee.

  • Simon Ridley
    Simon Ridley
    BCom (Natal), CA (SA), AMP (Oxford)

    Appointed 2009

    Simon Ridley is an executive director of SBG and SBSA. He serves as a director of Standard International Holdings, Stanbic Africa Holdings and SBIC Investments, as well as Tutuwa Staff Holdings and Tutuwa Community Holdings. In addition, Simon is the group’s financial director.

    Committee memberships

    • SBSA large exposure credit committee

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